Obama constantly says things like “Folks want answers” and it almost seems degrading. Maybe it is just me.
Us common folks should be happy he acknowledges us at all.
Does he really say "folks want answers". He should be shot. Folk want answers is more correct.
It's perfectly correct and proper, what would you rather, Lords and Ladies?
It works for Oreilly so I guess Obama thought he'd steal it. He's never himself right? He's Lincoln, or FDR, or Kennedy, or Regan, but he's never just Obama.
I guess in these verbally dangerous times the use of the term folks may be seen as a term not in danger of offending anyone.therefore the use by Obama and the media.don't forget every single group of people are very sensitive these days, both in the right and the left.the righties constantly mock the lefties for being political correctness fanatics but god forbid any of their groups are refered to as something they don't like they go ballistic too.
I don't see anybody going ballistic. Maybe he uses the term because he thinks we will see he is one of us. But he ain't.
I'll bet he doesn't want to be one of y'all!
I'm sure he doesn't so he should quit the charade. Thinks for making it so easy.
No problem. Many of us don't want to be like you guys either. Shocking, I know.
What exactly is like us? Hardworking Americans? Peons? Whatever do you mean?
Well, this whole silly stink about the POTUS using the word "folks". Big deal dude! Personally, it seems good to have a president who doesn't butcher the language like the last Texan to sit in the Oval office. Seriously, have you ever sat down and read the "Bushisms" made famous by your state's favorite son?
You should like Obama using the "folks" word. It's kinda "Uncle Tomish" or perhaps even "Uncle Remuslike" in a way. You should enjoy that image in your mind.
You are quite the provocateur, it appears you may be jealous of Texas. I mean the last President from Georgia was quite the peach. Oh well, I feel for you.
Yep, you got me. As soon as I learn to swagger and believe in Jesus, I'm coming right out there. Can you recommend your favorite indoctrination facility?
Palin for Paleskins-Vote 2012 You Betcha!
Yes, I think you should visit the 4th ward in Houston. They'll take care of you. There is always Telephone road, also in Houston. Just go to any place there and tell them how you feel about Texas and Texans, they'll make you feel right at home.
No doubt you are personally familiar with the suggested ward. Their results are obviously not satisfactory, so I'll pass on that one.
Telephone Road? I though Texas had more than one telephone per road, but it does make sense now that you mention it. I have been to Texas. I went back home, of course. We have Baptists too, ya know
Telephone Road is a popular tourist attraction in Houston, you should really visit there. I'm sorry you found Texas not to your liking, we do have Baptists we also have Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Muslims, Jews and many more. I won't offer an opinion on Georgia as I have never been there, but maybe that's opinion enough.
You'd love Georgia! We have just as many gun-totin' religious right folks per capita as Texas I bet. And heck, we wave the American flag just as vigorously as you guys. (spit tobacco juice and pause for effect) "Well, I mind me one time when my daddy tole me......"
Gotta go to bed now. Goin' fishing on the coast tomorrow. enjoyed the jawin'!
We tend to fly our own flag more than Ol Glory, were kind of rebellious that way. Enjoy the fishing.
well I would much rather have a Texan than a socialist........
I don't know! We should do away with schools, roads, social security, health care, etc.
before socialism did we have not schools, roads, etc?
Sort of. One room log cabins, one lane muddy, bumpy, roads. No school text books to speak of either. One teacher for all ages of children, no school buses to transport children to the-I hesitate to use the word-schoolhouse, no free vaccinations to prevent many diseases in children, who otherwise would not have access to them.
However, if you happened to be wealthy your children would have the best private tutors to ensure they would always be above the common, poorly educated, riffraff.
Can you imagine everyone freely volunteering to give money to build a bridge over a river on the land of another citizen? Especially if they had land nearby and wanted the bridge themselves for its commercial location.
Also, what if the guy on the other side of the river didn't want a bridge or road going through his property? We have to have a certain amount of socialism, in our lives because with our present population, people being social to one another is not a given.
This is really cr. Randy. Today our children are indoctrinated by Marxism. Home schooling are doing well, better than average. Before socialism was here I came to this country escaped from socialism. You would see the difference. Best universities and scientific progress came from free America. It was not socialism. You are mixing things.
You're really that old that you arrived in the US before state education!
Well done sir, I hope I make it to be a centenarian.
No Sir, John, I came here in 1967. But I see changes to Marxism. I have State Board of Marxism-Leninism in Soviet block. I know what I am talking about, many of you don't.
The soviet block was never socialist beyond name.
It was state capitalism at its very worst.
John, I am not talking, not having government at all, but not socialistic one.
Randy you must be tired. Your thinking is not right. I came to this country 45 years ago. The country was united. There were schools, my wife was volunteer until my kids graduated and after. But socialists were very obscured, invisible. Then they started show up. After Soviets collapsed communistic magazine increased as well as membership. Democrats in gov. started showing there horns. Control started. Regulations killed everything. Factories were leaving out. Only medical could not go out. Then heavy regulations came. I will tell you what. Medicate I billed circa $1400 for care of 7 patients. They send me two checks five cents each. I did frame it. Calls, letters nothing helped. Now you should read Obamacare. If one is old has not chance to treat cancer. Now you judge.
Ah, 45 years ago - the golden age when a naked virgin clutching a bag of gold could wander the country entirely unmolested!
Wasn't segregation still a fairly strong feature of American life in the 60s?
Racism was rampant, and still is.
You can see it now with the election of a half-black man as president.
All of a sudden, saying "folks" is a means of degradation and superiority?
Give me a friggin break. If a white guy said it, you'd be fine. Bush was a "folksy" kind of guy.....what counts for the change of heart?
You just can't relate to a black dude, huh?
And REALLY hate that he's in charge! In MY Opinion.
The intelligent people find it condescending. The stupid people eat it up.
Wow...I never thought of the word "folks" as degrading - only friendly and all-encompassing. And I'm from NY. Wonder what a north/south poll would say. People who see it as degrading need to lighten up and get out more. They may be a wee-bit close-minded.
Wow! I wasn't aware using the term "folks" was a bad thing. But then, I do play the banjo. I think it's better than calling some "folks" what they really are.
In some cases. What's wrong with using the term "folks"? Do you consider it a slur on your genteel lifestyle?
Really, I would like to hear why it's so bad.
do you think calling Obama Mr. Obama instead of President Obama is bad?
What's the connection?
Folk is a collective term and could include Obama with no disrespect. Mr President is a specific title and one used in formal situations, I doubt if he would feel at all slighted if in a face to face conversation you called him "Mr".
I do n ot take it as an insult but in a sense it does begin to sound like the American People are being Trivialized....plus I just find it annoying...it doesnt sound professional to use it all the time.
Is this merely your opinion or do you have something else to back up your viewpoint?
I didn't say it was bad. Its just another word disingenuously used by an arrogant elitist.
What about his socks? I think they're cotton.. Do you think he's betraying the ancestral Slaves of black American citizens by wearing them?
He called us folks!Unpatriotic!!!
He wears cotton socks too! Commie!!
Wrong! Cotton Fruit of the loom basic black, size-Large, with cushioned heel and toe. Comes in packs of 6 with the POTUS emblem embroidered into the elasticized top. Built in odor protection for long briefings in the Oval Office.
Check and mate!
I'm sorry, you are obviously not a fan of the POTUS and therefore not allowed to view this very sensitive information in its entirety. I'm afraid you'll have to take my word for it.
Rest assured, this information WILL eventually be released to the public complete with all sources included. In the meantime, if you must think he wears polyester socks, then so be it. I understand.
Wow... you all sound like a bunch of folks who cling to your god, guns, and antipathy.
Folks want to know if you all are from PA by any chance?
Well I do cling to my Gun and my belief in God........
Hey whats wrong with Pa. We are folks too. I hate being called Folks. It sounds like his Harvard Education has taught him well.
It all depends on whether you are looking for reasons to be offended.
I much prefer it to the constant harangue of the righty's: "The American People".....then proceed to tell you what the American People want.
They don't speak for me...talk about arrogant!
I've used the term "folks" for a few decades now... what's wrong with it?
I'm not tired of him saying "folks." I'm tired of the constant inane chattering that seems to occur after he says anything. Hey...we get it...you don't like him. I heard he bought a pair of socks the other day. How dare he?
What's wrong with it is that Obama said it. It's clear that he meant it in the most demeaning, degrading way possible, and he speaks it each time with absolute venom in his heart as he thinks hateful thoughts about all Republicans and all white people as part of his secret plot to destroy America and turn it over to the Muslims as part of the new and glorious Caliphate. Didn't you know?
I kind of like "folks". (I'm guilty of using it.) It's better than "you guys", and certainly better than "you people", and it's a little less "generic" and "cold" than "people". "People" almost seems like, "What is there besides people - animals?" "The American people" is really over-used, but even "Americans" can sound kind of generic or over-used. Anyway, even as someone who tends to go for the "conventional" words, I kind of like "folks".
(It strikes me funny that some of you folks on here don't like it. )
Perhaps calling folks "Hombres" would please our friends in the southwest more. Or, Amigos might do it. Didn't Dubya use this title of affection a time or two?
I realize I may not like "folks" if it's used by people who'd use other language "in keeping" with "folks". I only like it when it's otherwise out of "language style" for the person. It changes its meaning somehow. There's never really any excuse for an American president to use "amigos" IMHO. Somehow, to me, "folks" would be too folksy if used by someone as part of an overall folksy style of speaking. If used by someone who generally has a more formal way of speaking it seems friendlier than "all formal/all the time".
He probably did but he isn't from the southwest. I have never used the term Hombres or amigo and would assume you were trying to sell me a used car if you did. I always feel like Obama is trying to sell a pinto and pass it off as a Ferrari.
......counting, one two three........
report report report report report report report
...the american prez says what??????????....oh my, oh my
...i sense truble.....
...and the news folk are repeating it too?...what's next?
....oh oh..... the US constitution...."we the folk..."
I have no problem at all hearing the word "folks" when the president uses it--I get so sick of hearing "The American People" that I heartily welcome the change, lol.
But I wish everyone would stop saying that if you disagree with something the president says or does that you are racist...it's getting so old...
There are lots of things that I don't agree with the President Obama about, but it has NOTHING to do with what he looks like, and I know that other "folks" feel the same way that I do.
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